[ExI] pentagon wants orbiting solar power stations

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Sun Oct 14 18:51:13 UTC 2007

At 10:46 PM 10/13/2007, you wrote:

>On Oct 13, 2007, at 3:56 PM, hkhenson wrote:
> >
> > Both fusion and fission generate neutrons.  There is a really big
> > problem in that neutrons can be silently diverted into making Pu
> > 239. The problem will only be recognized when a city is terror nuked
> > without warning.
> >
>I have heard it said that such usages to produce Pu 239 is not a
>simple process and leaves telltales allowing detection.   As far as it
>being possible I think this is very well recognized as it is used as
>an argument against countries like Iran developing even supposedly
>peaceful nuclear tecnology.  So I doubt very much we are blind to the
>possibility or require a city being nuked to alert us.

Google "Keith Henson" plutonium

> > Also, the biggest use of oil is transport fuel, and that not easy to
> > displace with fission.  It can be done, but the resultant fuel will
> > be very expensive.  See my discussion on dollar gasoline here a
> > while back.
> >
>What kind of transport are we talking?  Some 60+% of oil used in the
>US is used by cars and trucks.  How many of them could run just fine
>off of electricity generated by nuclear power?

Not very many of them.  But even if *half* could, it won't solve the 
carbon and energy problem.


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